Electron Microscopy Unit
Electron Microscopy is the only method which permits the observation and analysis of viruses and other biological specimens at an ultrastructural level with high resolution.
It is valuable in visualizing normal and abnormal cell anatomy, observing the effects of experimental manipulations on cells and tissues and examining the fine structure of macromolecules for the presence, absence and quantitation of known microbial or adventitious agents in specimens. The Electron Microscope Unit (EMU) which is under the purview of Department of Basic Medical Sciences is located on the first floor of the Kulliyyah of Medicine. The unit has two kinds of electron microscopes: scanning and transmission electron microscopes.